This painting is displayed in a Dutch oak cassetta frame, c. 1600. The frame is kindly on loan from Arnold Wiggins & Sons. Should you wish to purchase it, please contact the department.
This painting is displayed in a French Louis XIII carved oak frame with lambs tongue and guilloche sight moulding and acanthus leaf centre and corner ornaments. The frame is kindly on loan from Arnold Wiggins & Sons. Should you wish to purchase it, please contact the department.
This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.
We are grateful to Alistair Laing for pointing out that the identity of the sitter in this portrait might be Anne Botelar (c. 1605/1610-1669), Countess of Newport. We are grateful to Malcolm Rogers, Diana Dettloff and Catherine Macleod for dating this painting is to the late 1650s. At this date Anne Botelar would be aged 45/55 and in our opinion the sitter in this portrait is significantly younger.
Please note the following amended provenance for this lot: According to an inscription on the reverse of the panel bought in Copenhagen on 14 March 1914 by or from "HVM"; By family tradition in the Moltke collection, Denmark, but not in the F.C. Moltke sale in 1931.
We are grateful to Annick Lemoine who, following inspection of the original, has suggested that this painting is by Nicolas Regnier and an assistant. She has also proposed a date of execution during the artist's Venetian period, circa 1635-40. Please also note that the canvas is not unlined.
We are grateful to Mary Webster for confirming the attribution to Zoffany. The painting will be included in her forthcoming book, Johan Zoffany 1733-1810, to be published in 2011 for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press.